Monday, May 15, 2006

Tokyo Community Events: April 2006

Spring is upon us and there are many exciting things going on. Please
contact the organizations below for details. We would like your event
included in the May listing, please send details to by April 25.

We have our first Skills Build Forum this month and I hope you will
the share the event information with anyone whom you think might be

Enjoy the cherry blossoms for the brief time they last.
Convener, People for Social Change (PSC)

Tokyo Community Events:
April 2006, People for Social Change

Sunday, April 2, 5~10 pm.
Location: The Pink Cow
Live: The Japan-Rican WILLIE & RIE
DJ: LEON and Salsa lesson with: FRANK ABEL (5:30~6:30)
Tickets at the Door: Yen 2,700
Tickets include: one drink, a live concert, a salsa lesson and all you
can dance!
Great Pink Cow food and drinks available at the bar.
For more information:
Sponsored by Artists Without Borders.

Sunday, April 2nd, from 6 PM til ?
Zero-Emissions Party
Location: Yoyogi Park, Central Meadow (Chuo Hiroba) by the clock pole.
* An outdoor get-together to eat, drink and network with like-minded
people. The idea is to have a party with no-garbage, no leftover
plastics, and no throwaway items at all. You might bring; some food
and drink in re-usable containers, a friend, your own cup and
chopsticks, an acoustic musical instrument.
Sponsored by Greenheart Project

Monday, April 3, 7:30 - 9:00
Planning meeting #2 for Forum 5
Location: Lavazza Café in Harajuku,
On Omotesando-dori near the Meiji Dori crossing
Contact for more information.
April 1 – 16 Cambodia photo exhibit, daily 10:00-7:00
Location: JICA Earth Plaza, 4-2-24 Hiro
For more information contact:
Sponsored by Japan Team of Young Human Power

April 13th, 2006, 18:30 to 21:00
Fundraising Party to raise funds for a children's hospital in Romania.
PLUS Miss World Japan Contest
Location: Tokyo American Club
featured guests: pianist Shohei Sekimoto, fashion designer Yumi
Katsura, Noh actor Naohito Umewaka
Tickets 13,000 door, 12,000 advance sales
Includes buffet dinner and drinks.
For more information contact:
Sponsored by Japan East Consulting

Friday April 14, 6:30 – 8:30
IMADR series on globalization and trafficking
Cost: 800 yen
For more details or to sign up
Sponsored by: IMADR-JC

Sunday April 16, 2006 5-10:30 pm
Doors open at 5.00pm for letterwriting, music from 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Featuring: The Insistuz - R & B Party Rock Band
Location: "What the Dickens", Ebisu
Admission: Y1,000

Friday, April 14, 7:30 - 9:00
Monday, April 17, 7:30 - 9:00
Skills Build Forum 5 meetings
Volunteers and speakers are requested to attend one.
Location: the PSC office, Maruko Bldg, 3F,
Ueno-Okachimachi area, 1-20-6 Higashiueno, Taito-ku,
A map can be found at
Contact for more information

Friday, April 14, 12:30 - 14:00
Brown Bag Lunch discussion on Peace in the western Balkans and Afghanistan
Location: Meeting Room #1, Chiyoda Kiakan 5F
Free, but limited to 100 people
To sign up, please send your name and contact information by April 13
to For more information check out:

Saturday, April 22, 2006 10:30 am to 6:30pm, party to follow
Skills Building for Social Change 2006 - Forum 5:
Forums to inform, train and empower participants into active community
Location and Access: Jingumae Kumin Kaikan (神宮前区民会館)
5-8 minutes from Harajuku (JR) and Meiji Jingumae (Chiyoda Subway) Stations.
Map and directions: You can access the
map from mobile phones by sending a blank email to
To sign up, please send your name and contact information by April 19
For details check out:
Organized by PSC

Tuesday April 25, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
"Theology and the Church from a Postcolonial Perspective"
Featuring Feminist Theologian Dr. Kwok Pui-Lan
Location: St. Andrew's Cathedral, 3-6-25, Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku
Her talk will be in English with Japanese translation
Map to St. Andrew's
by the Seikokai Diocese of Tokyo and the National
Christian Council in Japan. NCCJ
Interesting organizations:
OurPlanet TV
Alternative media and communications nonprofit

Tokyo Shure
Alternative education center and first "free school" in Japan"
March events of note:
It was great to see so many people join the March 29 event
co-sponsored by PSC, RBR and DAJ. The Iraqi film was moving and gave
us a view of the complex issues facing Iraqis on a daily basis.
We were also lucky to have Nahoko Takato join us and share her work
and experience in Iraq. We raised over 54,000 yen to support the
sending of desks, chairs and school supplies to Iraqi children.
"Help needed"
Global Internship Program: Looking for nonprofit organizations and
for-profit companies to host US student internships for January –
March 2007 and January – June 2007.
for program information.

PSC is looking for someone to help out with the new website before
golden week. Contact if help us work on the new site.
We want to list your group's events!

Tokyo Community Events:
March 2006, People for Social Change

Friday, March 3rd, 12:00 - 14:00
Peace Boat lecture by Emilie McGlone
Venue Choo Choo Hot Fish Cafe
Lecture, slideshow, lunch and conversation about international issues.
Lunch specials for only 500 yen!

Saturday March 4, 2:00 to 4:00pm
SWAP-A-LOT: English Book, CD and DVD Swap
PSC Networking and Fundraising Event:
Donation: 500yen or more.
Location: Jingumae Kumin Kaikan神宮前区民会館
Map and Access info:
to get a map on your keitai send a blank Email to
Each participant can bring a maximum of 20 items.
To find out more, contact

Sunday March 5, 2:00-6:00
Rainbow Talk 2006
Symposium on same sex couple law
Venue Gakushyuin University 西5号館302教室, Mejiro
Access information
For more information, contact
tel: 03-3986-0221
Participation fee:500円

Friday March 10, 10am
Annual NPO and Corporate Relations Forum
Sponsored by the Japan NPO Center
For schedule details and on line application, check out the website:

Saturday, March 11, From 6:00
A Festival of Colors: 4th Annual Peace and Poetry Gala
Location: Tokyo American Club Ballroom.
Participation fee: 20,000 yen per person, 30,000 yen per person for Premium
For more information contact: Penny Poe, 3505-6091,
Coordinating organization: Swaminathan Foundation in Tokyo.;

Saturday March 11, 2:00- 5:00pm
Presentation and Panel Discussion on Anti-Terrorism Policies
and Discrimination against Non-Japanese in Japan
Location: Rikyou University, Ikebukuro
Participation fee: 1000
sponsored by Migrant workers network and Amnesty International Japan
Advanced registration is required:
For more information contact:
TEL:03-3518-6777 FAX:03-3518-6778

Friday, March 17, 7:30 - 9:00
Planning meeting #1 for Forum 5
Meeting at the PSC office, Maruko Bldg, 3F, Ueno-Okachimachi area
1-20-6 Higashiueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8605
A map can be found at
Contact for more information

Wednesday March 29, 7:00- 9:00
Movie for discussion "The Dreams of Sparrows"
Groundbreaking Film From Iraq
Film content appropriate for people over 18 years of age due to
violence depicted.
Cost: 4500 yen per person, includes Middle Eastern Buffet Dinner and Film.
Map and directions available at
Presented by Democrats Abroad Japan, RBR Center for the Arts and
People for Social Change

Friday, March 31, 7:30 - 9:00
Planning meeting #2 for Forum 5
Meeting at the PSC office, Maruko Bldg, 3F, Ueno-Okachimachi area
1-20-6 Higashiueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8605
A map can be found at
Contact for more information

"Help needed"

Global Internship Program
Looking for nonprofit and non-government organizations
interested in hosting US university students for an internship program.
Internship period: Sept to Dec 2006
Host recruitment period: March 2006
Contact for program information.

Looking for people working in NGOs who have being working in Iraq to
make a short presentation in March at a film showing. Please contact if you or someone you know might be interested.
We want to list your group's events!
To have information included in the next listing please send the
information using the outline below:
* For events:
Day, Date, time
Event title
Location and Venue access details
Participation fee:
Registration info (where applicable)
For more information contact: contact person name with contact info
(email, phone, fax)
Coordinating organization, URL for event and/or org

*For "Help needed" listings:
Position/help needed information, Organization info, Contact person,
URL and email

* For articles or blogs:
Title/theme, Author (when known), URL

* To introduce community groups:
Organization name, 1-2 lines on what they do, URL